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Well this is what happened, I was playing a game then my screen just went black. I have changed the video card but it is still black. I tryed another monitor and it was still black. I dont know what my problem is, and i need help big time. The mother board is a ECS K7S5A its only 1 and a half months old. Please help me out :(
 
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Try booting into safe mode (click on F8 while booting then choose safe mode). Right click on My Computer then click on Properties. Go to Device Manager, then click on the + next to Display Adaptor. Right click on the Adaptor and click on Remove. Go down to Monitors and remove all it shows under there as well. Then reboot into Normal Mode. It will reinstall the video card and monitor. See if that takes care of it. Hope this helps. :)
 

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well see I cant even do that :(. When i boot up its just all black. My monitor does not even turn on. I tryed using another monitor still does the same thing, I changed video cards and did the same thing :( I dont really know what to do now :(
 
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about the only option you have left is to clear the cmos by either pulling the battery out for awhile or using a cmos clear jumper and hope your vid returns
 

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I just tryed that, still not working :( Im thinking that it might be the mother board??? Should I replace the mother board? or send it in and get it fixed?
 
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When you said the monitor will not turn on - does the light on the monitor stay orange or does it turn to green when you turn the computer on?

And it shows nothing even when doing the Post Test?
 

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The monitor light just stays orange, and if I turn it off then back on, it just says no signal. Can it be bad memory too? or a bad hard drive? or is it a bad mother board?
 
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Just a quick question:

Is that ALL that happened the day it went blank? No thunderstorms hitting a computer not protected by a surge protector (like those help). No other installation of files? Any small thing that could have happened that could help us figure out what's went wrong with it?

Sounds to me - comp just sitting there and monitor goes poof - either video card or the motherboard went poof - does it still make the post beep sounds while booting up? Still hear the hard drive working?
 

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No i cant put it in another slot, its agp:(

It rain during the day, but my computer was never on, and when I did turn it on it was at night where it stoped raining for a while.

The only thing that was installed before this happened was the monitor drivers.

When i turn it on there is no beeps, the lights on the case (red and green) just stay on.
 

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Hey guys thanks for all the help. I think I have found out my problem, its either the ram, or the slot for the ram on the mother board. Cya guys later
 
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